We are thrilled that the applications are flowing in for the Products of Design Summer Program at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, this upcoming July 10 - 16, but we'll be ending the application window soon so wanted to remind you to get yours in. We are looking for (maximum) 20 exceptionally creative, fun, and curious participants who will immerse themselves in a hands-on week of design thinking, design making, and design doing. (There will be quite a bit of "design telling" as well, not including ghost stories by the campfire.) Below is s bit of copy from the website, but please get those applications in quickly. We are open to students, teachers, and creatives of all kinds.
And if you're interested in the upcoming MFA in Products of Design launching in fall 2012, the workshop in France will bag you 1 graduate credit.
This special workshop is an immersive, multi-disciplinary experience exploring the rapidly changing field of product design. Held in Boisbuchet, France, the program will stress a hands-on, making-driven approach to create new points of entry into the enterprise of design. In addition to intensive study, students will have the opportunity to swim in the estate's lake, canoe and kayak, take walks through the surrounding woods and relax at the nearby river. Participants feast on farm-to-table nightly dinners with attendees from the two other Boisbuchet workshops taking place that week (approximately 90 people including staff), meeting designers from all over the world, and making life-long friendships.
Each day, several facets of the design process will be explored: rapid sketching, brainstorming, materials investigation, prototyping, model building, iteration, narrative creation, sustainability and environmental stewardship. We will complement the studio work with lively debates around the current mandates of design, the challenges of production and consumption, and design's ability to create value and positive social change. The evenings will offer fun, lectures and discussions.
Products of Design
Summer Program in France, 2011
"SVA @ Boisbuchet"
July 10 - July 16, 2011
Summer semester: 1 graduate studio credit